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The leaders of Turkey, Iran and Russia said on Wednesday they were determined to speed up efforts to ensure “calm on the ground” in Syria, and to protect civilians in “de-escalation areas”, according to a joint statement.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held talks in Ankara on Wednesday with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan ahead of a three-way summit with Russia on the Syrian conflict.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to discuss the international situation, primarily in the region.
In a joint statement issued Wed. at Ankara summit, presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey that “the Astana format had been the only effective international initiative that had helped reduce violence across Syria.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official visit to Turkey to participate in a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts on the Syrian crisis, said the Astana peace process has been the only successful initiative for war-hit Syria.
Those killing the nuclear deal with Iran will be responsible for its negative consequences for the international order and security, Iran’s defense minister said on Wednesday.
Iran’s head of Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharazi says the Islamic Republic is looking for the ways to import rice from Pakistan directly, local media reported on Monday.
Iran opposes any aggression against any nations such as Syria, according to Iranian defense minister, adding that Syria’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty must be respected.
Iranian ambassador to Iraq extended condolences to the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s prime minister for passing away of his brother.
Iranian Deputy FM Dehghani, who is in Baku discussing the NAM document with representatives from NAM member states, said that changing UN structure is one of the main areas of discussions in Baku.